Article Abstract

Academic perspective on the clinical application of novel predictive risk factor for recurrence in laparoscopic ventral hernia repair

Authors: Jenny M. Shao, Parag Bhanot

Abstract

The authors should be congratulated on a well written manuscript that fulfills the attempt to identify risk factors for recurrence in laparoscopic ventral hernia repair (LVHR). The inclusion of the ratio of mesh area to defect area (M/D ratio), a rarely described parameter, clearly offers surgeons another factor to account for during the operation to ensure a successful repair with low recurrence rate.